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Play Australia is committed to promoting the value of play and increasing play opportunities for children, young people and families throughout Australia.


PLAY AUSTRALIA previously known as the Playground and Recreation Association of Victoria (PRAV), is a non-profit, membership based organisation that was established in 1913. Over the years we have influenced and created awareness about the importance of safe and developmentally appropriate play experiences for children.

PLAY AUSTRALIA is the peak National Advocacy Organisation for Play. We support and work with community and industry sectors involved in the provision of play opportunities and environments. Our members include educators, professionals, landscape architects, designers, manufacturers, recreation planners, suppliers, consultants, and people with a commitment to the development of play from all states and territories within Australia.

PLAY AUSTRALIA provides forums and networks across Australia for exchange and action across disciplines and across sectors in support of the development of quality play for all people.

PLAY AUSTRALIA is the secretariat for International Play Association (IPA) in Australia. The IPA is recognised by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, UNICEF and UNESCO. The IPA’s purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right.

Play Australia Members enjoy a number of benefits:

  • Telephone advisory service
  • Specialist consultancy to schools, government and organisations
  • Informative e-news
  • Advice on Australian Standards
  • Information on playground safety
  • Play industry networks and contacts
  • Reduced rates for seminars/workshops
  • Online access to resources

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